Having come from a failed family, failed at suicide and failed a medical degree, Bryce Colt finds himself working in a hotel that acts as a front for an art crime syndicate. Desperate to fit in somewhere, Colt finds himself on guard duty for the recently returned, wayward younger brother; the enigmatic Edvard Bodansky. The flamboyant, disfigured, mentally fragile and often times violent transvestite, Edvard, seduces Colt into modelling for him and eventually being his redeemer. All too soon, Colt is way out of his depth in both a job and relationship that prove severely hazardous to his health. Edvard may wear the scars of his past all over his body, but when his past catches up on him he is forced to face up to demons he thought he'd buried long ago, leading him on a potential path to self-destruction. Has Colt fallen too deeply that his love for Eddie will override his need for self-preservation? When skin tears, the scar tissue that repairs the injury is stronger, tougher; just as long as it's given time to heal and the cut isn't too deep.